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Press release on the time-limits for the filing of the initial pleadings in Bolivia v. Chile
1 July 2013
Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean
(Bolivia v. Chile)
Fixing of time-limits for the filing of the initial pleadings
THE HAGUE, 1 July 2013. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has fixed time-limits for the filing of initial pleadings in the case concerning Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile).
By an Order of 18 June 2013, the Court fixed 17 April 2014 and 18 February 2015 as the respective time-limits for the filing of a Memorial by the Plurinational State of Bolivia and a Counter-Memorial by the Republic of Chile.
The Court made the Order taking account of the agreement of the Parties. The subsequent procedure has been reserved for further decision.
History of the proceedings
On 24 April 2013, the Plurinational State of Bolivia instituted proceedings against the Republic of Chile in relation to "Chile's obligation to negotiate in good faith and effectively with Bolivia in order to reach an agreement granting Bolivia a fully sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean".
Further details can be found in Press Release No. 2013/11, available on the Court's website (www.icj-cij.org) under the heading "Press Room"/"Press Releases".
DDHH en Bolivia
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